Diversity Resources

The CDI is prioritising deepening the conversation around diversity and bias and how we address these topics in our professional practice.

This page provides some key resources for further reading and watching.

Please send any high quality open access resources that you would like to share through this page to Shamim Khan SKConsultancy7@outlook.com


October is Black History Month and it's been celebrated across the UK for nearly 40 years. It was originally established to recognise the contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to the nation over many generations.

Black history month was first launched in London in the 1980s, where the aim was for the local community to challenge racism and educate themselves and others about the British history that was not taught in schools.

Books exploring UK Black History

  • Black and British - A forgotten History – David Olusoga
  • Black Poppies-Britain’s Black Community and the Great War – Stephen Bourne
  • The Oxford Companion to Black British History – David Dabydeen
  • Under Fire – Black Britain In Wartime – Stephen Bourne
  • Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation – Colin Grant
  • 100 Great Black Britons – Patrick Vernon
  • Black British History: New Perspectives from Roman Times to Present Day (Blackness in Britain) – Hakim Adi

BHM resources you may find helpful

Trisrtram Hooley’s blog on black careers matter



Vernā Myers – How to overcome our biases


Race and Diversity



Talking about racism in the UK and ‘white privilege’ (read the comments on the video, a lot of opposing views and opinions).



BBC Analysis programme on combatting racism - For many white people their race is not part of their identity. Race, racial inequality and racism are things that people of colour are expected to talk about and organise around. Not anymore. Anti-racist activists and academics are now urging white people to recognise that they are just as racialised as minorities. The way to successfully tackle structural racism, they say, is to get white people to start taking responsibility for the racially unjust status quo  https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/index.php/prog/1482EA17?bcast=130351532

Unconscious bias

BBC podcast on 'I can't be racist'Social psychologist Dr Keon West explores racial bias, and the concepts of both conscious and unconscious bias, drawing on the latest psychological and sociological research. He examines common misconceptions surrounding racism and examines how bias is formed, asking how far we are responsible for our unconscious associations https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/index.php/prog/12D7E80B?bcast=130225980

Addressing unconscious bias and white privilege in career guidance practice - This is an English language translation of an article commissioned by Skills Norway, and written by Uuganaa Ramsay, careers adviser, author and activist and Emma Bolger, lecturer, the MSc Career Guidance and Development at the University of the West of Scotland, published on 28 August 2020.

Stats on ethnic minority representation, pay gap in the workplace





Story from one of our CDI members


Programme review on the gripping documentary aimed at educating children on unconscious bias and white privilege.


Specific resources and courses on those working with asylum seekers, immigrant population.


Recruitment platform that removes unconscious bias


Useful Job site


Resource and reading lists

University of Warwick BLM  suggested reading list - https://rl.talis.com/3/warwick/lists/F7A958CC-FAAC-2918-63D2-5B8626BD0466.html